1999 IEEE Computer Society President and Award Recipient
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Leonard L. Tripp is a Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company involved in software engineering processes, standards, and certification. He is also an IEEE Fellow. He is the chair of the Professional Practices Committee of the IEEE Computer Society. He was the program manager for the IEEE Certified Software Development Professional certification program. He was the project sponsor for the IEEE Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge. Leonard was the 1999 President for the IEEE Computer Society. He has developed software engineering standards since 1982 including being chair of the IEEE software engineering standards committee from 1992 to 1998. He served as the US Head of Delegation to the ISO committee on software engineering standards from 1993 to 1998. He is the author of three books and 45 technical papers.
Tripp has B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He is a member of ACM and Mathematical Association of America. He has received the Meritorious Service Certificate for his leadership in the IEEE Computer Society Standards activities.